- Jan 23, 2017
Hundreds of Air Force Academy cadets suspected of cheating during pandemic-induced online learningJan 29, 2021
The Air Force Academy is reviewing its honor code in the wake of suspicion that hundreds of cadets cheated last spring after being sent home for online learning at the height of the pandemic.
Two of the nearly 250 cadets suspected are no longer at the academy. Most of the remainder have admitted to cheating and are on six months of probation and remediation, according to the service academy.
On Friday, it announced the review as well as the alleged infractions, which were discovered through faculty academic safeguards. Those infractions ranged from failing to properly cite sources and using unauthorized tutoring websites, to receiving solutions to exam questions in real time and completing final exams in small groups, according to an academy news release.
Per the honor code, cadets pledge to "not lie, steal, or cheat nor tolerate among us anyone who does.”
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The academy believes probation and remediation will likely be enough for those cadets to learn their lesson.